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Weitekamp, E.G.M. and Kerner, H.-J. eds. (2003) "Restorative Justice in Context: International Practice and Directions"

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Devon, Willan Publishing, 368 p.

This book brings together a selection of papers originally presented and discussed at the fourth international restorative justice conference, held at the University of Tübingen. The contributors include many of the leading authorities in the burgeoning field of restorative justice, and they provide a comprehensive review of developing international practice and directions, and the context in which restorative justice practices are developing.
Restorative Justice in Context moves beyond a focus on restorative justice for juveniles to a broader concern with the application of restorative justice in such areas as corporate crime, family violence and the application of restorative justice in cases of extreme violent crimes. The contexts examined are drawn from Europe, North America, Australasia and Japan.
Content: 1) R. Corrado, I.M. Cohen and C. Odgers “Multi-problem violent youth: a challenge for the restorative justice paradigm”; 2) K. Daly, “Making Variation a Virtue: evaluating the potential and limits of restorative justice”; 3) B. Bannenberg and D. Rossner, “New developments in restorative justice to handle family violence”; 4) S. Nothhafft “Conflict resolution and peer mediation: a pilot programme in Munich secondary schools”; 5) L. Robert and T. Peters, “How restorative justice is able to transcend the prison walls: a discussion of the project 'restorative detention'”; 6) M.S. Umbreit, W. Bradshaw and R.B. Coates, “Victims of Severe Violence in Dialogue With the Offender: key principles, practices, outcomes, and implications”; 7) M. Löschnig-Gspandl “Corporations, crime and restorative justice”; 8) J. Braithwaite, “Restorative justice and corporate regulation”; 9) T. Yoshida, “Confession, apology, repentance, and settlement out-of-court in the Japanese criminal justice system. Is Japan a model of 'restorative justice'?”; 10) E. Dumortier, “Legal rules and safeguards within Belgian mediation practices for juveniles”; 11) D. Dölling and A. Hartmann, “Reoffending after victim-offender mediation in juvenile court proceedings” 12) L.W. Sherman and H. Strang, with D. Woods, “Captains of restorative justice: experience, legitimacy and recidivism by type of offence”; 13) B. Toews Shenk and H. Zehr, “Ways of knowing for a restorative worldview”; 14) T. Trenczek, “Within or outside the system? Restorative justice attempts and the danger of cooptation”; 15) P. Lindström, “Zero tolerance criminal policy and restorative justice: a hidden link?”; 16) E.G.M. Weitekamp, H.J. Kerner and U. Meier, “Problem oriented policing in the context of restorative justice”.

Source: Vanspauwen, K., Robert, L., Aertsen, I., Parmentier, S. (2003), Restorative Justice and Restorative Detention. A selected and annotated bibliography. Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid, Onderzoeksgroep Penologie en Victimologie.

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